If you’re eager to see the running of the bulls in Spain’s historic Pamplona, you’ll need to book your flight with us here at Skyscanner to make sure that you get the best deal.
To fly to Pamplona, you’ll likely be flying through either Madrid or Barcelona, so prepare yourself for at least two flights if you’re traveling directly from the US. Pamplona is a little less than four miles from its airport.
When Should I Travel To Pamplona?
Pamplona is a destination for the spring and summer, though you’ll be able to enjoy its ancient architecture and Spanish flair year round. Because the running of the bulls is a major tourist attraction which takes place in July, tickets to Pamplona around that time will be much more expensive than usual.
The rest of the summer isn’t necessarily a cheaper time to book, however—Pamplona’s climate gets warm, but not hot enough to discourage visitors. Booking during the wintertime will be the least expensive, but it’ll be a bit chilly.
Airlines Flying To Pamplona
When flying to Pamplona, you’re constrained to the following carriers:
- Air Europa
Of these, Vueling only flies into Pamplona seasonally. Lufthansa is the only carrier which offers international flights and operates a flight route from Pamplona to Frankfurt.
Landing At Pamplona
Pamplona’s airport is small and easy to navigate. You can grab a snack at the cafeteria, buy some essentials at the news stands, and use the Wi Fi if you’re willing to make an account. Once you’re ready to move on, you can rent a car or hop into a taxi.
If you decide to rent a car, getting to downtown Pamplona is as easy as following the NA-6001 motorway which connects to the airport northbound.
Pamplona itself has a cornucopia of Gothic era churches and monuments which architecture lovers will very much appreciate. There are also some military styled buildings of the late 1800s whose ornate landings are a great place for an espresso.
You’ll also find several Spanish Civil War monuments in Pamplona’s parks and green areas, which will be interesting for those who appreciate history.
For most, the biggest draw to Pamplona will be the running of the bulls in its narrow city corridors. You may want to stake out a spot on one of the balconies rather than chance it in the streets below, which tend to be overflowing with revelers and Matadors clad in puffy white shirts.